While Hinami talked about Touka, I somehow got that she was saying she had romantic feelings towards Kaneki... though, I'm not sure I really got that part ;; I ship Ayahina so hard, I hope I'm wrong, but anyone else thought of that?
Certainly based on her inner monologue during this chapter, seems like she has some feelings towards Kaneki that could be considered as romantic.
Hinami expresses at the beginning of her monologue that she envied Touka’s qualities, that is to say her beauty, strength and delicacy
qualities that she herself wants to achieve and desires to be appreciated by Kaneki, the man who loves the woman for whom she feels envy
Making her feelings towards him apparent.
We must remember that these romantic feelings were indicated in various details throughout the manga, such as her conversation with Eto at the coffee shop, her blushing when she thought she was her girlfriend, her diary in Cochlea and how Ayato apparently appeared to be jealous during the Auction arc due to Hinami sacrificing her safety for Sasaki.
However, although it’s true that Hinami can feel something for Kaneki, that doesn’t prevent her to harbor feelings towards Ayato too.
Her relationship with him has been paralleled with Touken, Akiramon and Kuroiko not only in their encounter in cochlea, but during this last arc where the three romantic scenes had similar cuts.
Perhaps foreshadowing that she has feelings towards him or will develop them in the course of history.
Therefore don’t worry Ayahina is still alive!!
Have a nice day anon!